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How do I file for a psych evaluation on an adult son living

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How do I file for a psych evaluation on an adult son living with me?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Michael J, Esq. replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is Michael; I look forward to assisting you today. By continuing, you agree that this conversation shall not be considered legal advice and that you understand I can only comment on the law in general and not give advice on your particular situation.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If your son is a 1) danger to himself or others or 2) can't take care of himself, you can file an application with your local family court to have him mentally evaluated. If he is found to be incapacitated, inpatient or outpatient care can be mandated.

Here's an explanation of the legal standards for voluntary and involuntary commitment.

Your local family law court should be able to help you get started on this civil commitment. Good luck!

Michael

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